- Monday, 05 November 2012 09:09
The Church is not liturgically monolithic: let’s consider the various observances of feasts of All Saints and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) in various religious orders:
- November 5: the Society of Jesus
- November 7: the Order of Preachers
- November 13: the Order of St Benedict; Order of St Augustine; the Trinitarian Order
- November 29: the Franciscan Families
- October 5: the Capuchin Order
- November 5: the Franciscan Families
- November 8: the Order of Preachers
- November 13: the Carthusians
- November 14: the Order of St Benedict; the Trinitarian Order
- November 15: the Order of Carmel
- November 16: the Servite Order
- Tuesday, 31 July 2012 06:18
Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”
Father Pedro Arrupe , SJ (1907-91)
28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus
image: Bryan Bustard
- Monday, 06 February 2012 09:54
O God, strength of all the Saints, who through the Cross were pleased to call the Martyrs Saint Paul Miki and companions to life, grant, we pray, that by their intercession we may hold with courage even until death to the faith that we profess.
The question of who was Saint Paul Miki is dealt with on Rome Reports today. The video gives a brief intro the life of the martyr and his companions.
From the cross, Paul said: “The sentence of judgment says these men came to Japan from
the Philippines, but I did not come from any other country. I am a true
Japanese. The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the
doctrine of Christ. I certainly did teach the doctrine of Christ. I thank God
it is for this reason I die. I believe that I am telling only the truth before
I die. I know you believe me and I want to say to you all once again: Ask
Christ to help you to become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ’s example I
forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and
I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain.”
The 2011 post on Saint Paul Miki and his companions
The 2010 post on Nagasaki martyrs Paul Mike, et al.
- Saturday, 03 December 2011 08:14
Today, we take inspiration from the life and work of a great missionary of the Church in the person of Saint Francis Xavier. He got of the classroom and did something for Christ and the Church. Let’s take time today to pray for missionaries and a rejuvenation of the missionary work of the Church.
Brethren, We cease not to pray for you, and to beg
that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God, in all wisdom and
spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of God, in all things
pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of
God; strengthened with all might according to the power of His glory, in all
patience and long suffering with joy; giving thanks to God the Father, who hath
made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light:
who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have
redemption through the His Blood, the remission of sins.
(Epistle for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Col. i, 9-14)
- Wednesday, 19 October 2011 06:51
Saint Isaac Jogues wrote, “My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings”
Saint John de Brébeuf, pray for us.
Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel Lalemant, pray for us.
Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us
Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.
Saint Noël Chabanel, pray for us.
Saint René Goupil, pray for us.
Saint John de la Lande, pray for us.